Region : Angus
Location : Forfar
Details : The Castle, as built originally by Sir David Guthrie in 1468, consisted only of the square tower, the current site of the castle’s library, Guthrie suite, ancient bedroom, and snooker room. It is believed that the house was built close by around 1760. In 1848, John Guthrie, with the help of architect David Bryce, connected the tower and the house. The tower has walls fourteen feet thick see also Guthrie Castle website: www.guthriecastle.com
Paranormal Phenomena : It obtained its reputation after a visit by the Bishop of St Andrews in 1620, who witnessed the ghost of a former Lady Guthrie – allegedly to make sure he was comfortable. Since which time it is said, she has returned to look after whoever is sleeping there. Castle Guthrie is now a hotel and visitors can opt to stay overnight in the “Ghost Suite”. The ghost is believed to have been last witnessed by one of the present members of the Guthrie family when she was a little girl. However, there have been other experiences since the Peña’s bought the Castle in September 1984.